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Watch the first look clip featuring Charlie Hunnam as “Lin Ford” and Shubham Saraf as “Prabhu Shinde” in Apple’s highly anticipated drama “Shantaram,” based on the beloved international best-selling novel by Gregory David Roberts. The series premieres globally on Friday, October 14th, on Apple TV+ with the first three episodes of its 12-episode first season. 

In the clip, “Lin” (Hunnam) arrives in Bombay following his escape from prison and meets an upbeat and charming man named “Prabhu” (Saraf). 

“Shantaram” follows a fugitive named Lin Ford (Hunnam) looking to get lost in vibrant and chaotic 1980s, Bombay. Alone in an unfamiliar city, Lin struggles to avoid the trouble he’s running from in this new place. After falling for an enigmatic and intriguing woman named Karla, Lin must choose between freedom or love and the complications that come with it.

In addition to Hunnam, the series also stars Shubham Saraf, Elektra Kilbey, Fayssal Bazzi, Luke Pasqualino, Antonia Desplat, Alyy Khan, Sujaya Dasgupta, Vincent Perez, David Field, Alexander Siddig, Gabrielle Scharnitzky, Elham Ehsas, Rachel Kamath, Matthew Joseph, and Shiv Palekar.

The series is co-created, written and executive produced by Steve Lightfoot, who also serves as showrunner. Bharat Nalluri directs and executive produces. Andrea Barron, Nicole Clemens, Steve Golin, and Justin Kurzel also executive produce along with Eric Warren Singer, who co-created the series. 

“Shantaram” is produced for Apple by Paramount Television Studios and Anonymous Content’s AC Studios.